Specialized Status I Downhill Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2450.00

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Product Description

The 200mm Status I park bike features FSR suspension, plus a custom X-Fusion Vector R shock and 170mm-travel X-Fusion Vengeance fork.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch Pisciotta

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2013

Strengths:    Stable at high speeds and technical terrain
Very slack and comfortable riding position
Easily upgradable

Weaknesses:    Slow in the corners
Hard to jump

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this bike for a little over a year now and have ridden it in Santa Cruz, North Star, and Downieville. I am very happy to say the bike is better then I expected it to be. At first, I was skeptical about the X-Fusion suspension and the Elixir 1 brakes but so far the suspension has more than proven itself. The Elixir brakes burn through pads like crazy and only felt consistent after I got them serviced for the first time. I would recommend to rebleed the brakes off of the factory tune directly after purchase. At Downieville it felt right at home. High speed, straightish, and very rocky, technical trails are it's forte. Being 16 all I want to do is jump and the suspension likes to soak up lips, but with some added body language, it jumps just fine. This bike is a very capable downhill bike and can hang with bikes that are twice the price.

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Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Scotts Valley Cycle

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Derek Souza a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2012

Strengths:    Good downhill bike for low coast. You can ride pretty fast over rocky terrain and stay in control. I can ride this bike at Demo forest and it handles great for that ride. The climb out isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Great bike for Pacifica works great down the crack and the mile. Riding the drops on xxx the bike is stable and you don’t fell like you’re going over the bars. My bike is 35LBS.

Weaknesses:    The stock suspension, upgrading it before you leave your bike shop is suggested. Some bike shops will buy the stock stuff back and give you a discount on better stuff. A good rear hub will help out the rear end, although I haven’t had a problem with the stock hub.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a Status 1 because of the price and the advise of a friend. Before I took it out of the shop I upgrade the suspension (Front fork and rear shock) I didn’t want to deal with changing springs etc I'm 190LBS. This made the bike work like a DH should. The bike is pretty slacked and glides over rocky terrain. I don’t jump so well so I can’t comment on how it jumps. I am 45 and still jump some of the smaller stuff, but not so good, I've seen the video. In tight signal track you have to work the bike a little so be ready for that.Crashing into trees isnt fun. You can drop 3gs and get a good DH bike.

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Status I .. Weight of Stock 2012/13 Wheels??

Anyone know the weight or other details of the stock 2013 Status wheels. Spec.com says P-1 32mm wide Rim. They are labeled AlexRims. I think they are based on the Supra D rim. HiLo Hubs, 36 spoke. Generic stainless spokes. Just wondering the weight. Thinking about an Azonic Outlaw se ... Read More »

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Hey team :) ! Many months ago I posted a question to RC concerning the Lefty fork on [url]www.mbaction.com[/url]. I was recently thumbing through the April edition of Mountain Bike Action magazine and happened to see my question selected for print. Should I fell honoured along with an increased ... Read More »

Can I come off wannabe status now?

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will i lose my WW status over these?

just installed these spengle 3spoke wheels which replaced my american classic wheelset (approx. 1420g). the weight of these carbon wheels is exactly...uhmmm....superheavy. let's put it that way: once you've managed to get them rolling, you needn't care about pedalling no more.... but they ride ... Read More »

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